Fighting with spouse may be good for you

(KABC) The University of Michigan study tracked 192 American couples for 17 years. It found those couples who suppressed their anger had a mortality rate twice as high as those in which at least one partner who stood up for themselves.

Previous studies have shown that suppressing anger increases stress-related illnesses like heart disease and high blood pressure.

The study appears in the January edition of the Journal of Family Communication.

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